2022/23 Annual Assessment Topics

You need to do at least 3 hours of training each year and 16 hours in 5 years.

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Class 1 and 2
Brake Test Procedures

  • Brake performance requirements
  • Use of decelerometer
  • Brake calculations during contingency testing
  • Motorcycles with special controls
  • Disabled rider controls
  • Modified brake controls
  • Damaged brake controls
  • Testing motorcycles fitted with a sidecar
  • Linked brakes
  • Reasons to refuse to test

Managing your MTS Account

  • How long you should keep CPD training records for
  • Where to find information on annual assessment
  • What information the training log should contain
  • Implication of not keeping training log (reference new appendix 8)
  • Reminder of declaration
  • What to do if you have a criminal conviction
  • What to do regarding change of address, new email and/or new contact number
  • What information you can give a new employer
  • Multiple accounts, what you should/shouldn't do
  • Restricted driving licence/road test

Test Procedures

  • Retest procedures
  • Free retest items
  • What action to take if an additional defect is found during a retest
  • Who can carry out a retest
  • What is a working day
  • What items would not result in a fee if the vehicle were retuned for retest the next working day?
  • PRS How/when it is applied/ rules
  • "Modified" vehicle presented for test
  • Jacking of vehicles
  • Use of headlamp test equipment
  • Testing in more than one site
  • Jacking of vehicles
  • Headlight alignment
  • Wheel alignment
  • Road test
  • Disabled controls

The above topics need to cover a minimum of 3 hours and a record of this training must be kept by the MOT tester for inspection by the DVSA.

MOT Annual Assessment Topics 2022/23
Classes 4 and 7
Brake Test Procedures

  • Brake performance requirements
  • Use of decelerometer
  • Brake calculations during contingency testing
  • Reasons to refuse to test
  • Electrical mechanical parking brake
  • Incline test
  • Dual purpose vehicles

Managing your MTS Account

  • How long you should keep CPD training records for
  • Where to find information on annual assessment
  • What information the training log should contain
  • Implication of not keeping training log (reference new appendix 8)
  • Reminder of declaration
  • What to do if you have a criminal conviction
  • What to do regarding change of address, new email and/or new contact number
  • What information you can give a new employer
  • Multiple accounts, what you should/shouldn't do
  • Restricted driving licence/road test

Test Procedures

  • Retest procedures
  • Free retest items
  • Retest fees
  • What action to take if an additional defect is found during a retest
  • Who can carry out a retest
  • What is a working day
  • Decelerometer
  • What items would not result in a fee if the vehicle were retuned for retest the next working day?
  • Partial retest
  • PRS How/when it is applied/ rules
  • "Modified" vehicle presented for test
  • Jacking of vehicles
  • Use of headlamp test equipment
  • Seat belt checks
  • Seat tracking for wheel chairs
  • Testing in more than one site

The above topics need to cover a minimum of 3 hours and a record of this training must be kept by the MOT tester for inspection by the DVSA.